An Almanac Minute: Phenology

March 25, 2013

Old-time farmers and gardeners looked to nature to know when to plant seeds. This is called “phenology.” Watch video.

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I'd Love To Learn the Clues!

I'd Love To Learn the Clues! I do not use these techniques only because I do not know them. However, I know my Grandfather Raymond Heichelbech used many of them and was successful. I would love to learn how to read nature in my gardening practices, thus being more in harmony with Her.

Plant corn when oak leaves

Plant corn when oak leaves are the size of a squirrels ear.
Okra and other warm season crops when walnuts and pecans leaf out.


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